i was bought last weeks 4 Blade servers model BL460C to update my enclosure model C7000 with a full capacity of the enclosure chaises
my blade enclosure is connected to HP SAN Switch over 2 redundant flexfabric cards 10g im using on a virtual connect the FCoE configuration with my Switch and storage
all old 14 bays servers in my enclosure with the same model BL460C is working well .
when i start to configure the new 4 servers i didn't found the WWPN names on the SAN Switch regrading to this i was checked all the configuration and the connectivity for my new servers on Board Administration and virtual connect everything is going ok and healthy
otherwise i forget to mention that all my blades servers is running VMware infrastructure with ESXi version 5.1 im trying to install 4 type for ESXi ISO from vmware 5.1 - 5.5 - 5.1 Custom for HP - 5.5 Custom HP image i did not found the Flexfabric driver on them .
regarding to this issue i was opened a tickect with HP support case and the reply me with the following tests & check scenarios that i was already checked :
1- check all on Board Administration for enclouser for the port mapping
2- check all the virtual connect settings and profile Bay for the new servers and confirm its working well
3- switch one of my new Servers to others working Bay to check if there is no problem with the new Bays install the new Servers on it but still not work
4- Install many ESXi hypervisor version to confirm if its a problem with a drivers
5- check all the BoiS configuration and confirm its enabled and working
6- all the Ethernet Adapters i was configured on server Profile Bays is working fine
finally one of my technical consultant advice me to downgrade the new blade servers firmware to the same firmware versions on old servers
i need to know what is the methods i need to start with and how i can downgrade the firmwares on my new servers ??
or any others advices !!!